Negative feedback, sometimes called constructive criticism, is much more important for our growth than any kind of praise. It enables us to learn from our mistakes and helps us correct our weaknesses.
Why then, are we so quick to dismiss it and ignore it, and why does it make us angry and frustrated?
Instead of fighting it, we should strive to embrace it while understanding that we are not criticized ourselves, only our work is, and that this will help us improve and become better in the future.
Negative feedback is a gift few people take advantage of. Learn how to seek out criticism and effectively use it to strengthen your skills and career.
Claire Lew outlines three fallacies that get in the way of hearing what we need to hear. Here’s how by recognizing them, we can overcome them.
By being bold and patient enough to give constructive negative feedback to others, we help them help themselves to get better.
Until Next Week
Try to seek out criticism, understand it and learn from it. Not everyone does, which only makes it more valuable and important.